Your home is not the only place where you can install new windows. You can also install new windows in your garage as well. Here are three things that you should consider when planning on new windows for your garage.

#1 Maintenance

The first thing that you need to consider is how much maintenance your windows are going to require. Since these windows are in your garage, you are probably going to want to install windows that are going to require very little maintenance.

Generally, the most low-key windows, maintenance wise, are vinyl windows. Vinyl windows do not need to be treated or painted. All you need to do is wipe down and clean the frame and still occasionally with dish soap and warm water. You don't want labor-intensive window frames in your garage so go with a low-maintenance window frame material.

#2 Security

Next, you need to take security into account when ordering new windows for your garage. Garages often store really expensive equipment, ranging from vehicles to expensive tools and valuable storage items.

One way to protect your garage is by ensuring that people cannot see into your garage. There are a few different ways to increase the security of your windows. You can have frosted glass installed in your garage or you can have window film put on your garage to make it harder to see into your garage.

To make your garage harder to break into, you can also have shatter resistant window film installed on the glass. This will keep the glass in place if someone is successful with breaking it.

Additionally, you can ensure that strong locks are installed on your windows. You can have the traditional lock on the top of the window as well as locks put in place that make it difficult for the window to be forced open.

#3 Energy Efficiency

Many people often skimp out on their garage windows, going for single pain glass windows. When you install windows in your garage, you should be thinking about their energy effectiveness, especially if you use your garage as a workspace or store items in your garage. In either case, you'll want to do what you can to control the climate in your garage. Energy efficient windows are a great step towards improve the overall environment in your garage.

Go for windows that are at least double or triple paned to keep out the cold and regulate the temperature in your garage. Also, pay attention to the air leakage rating. This number will let you know how much air leaks out and in around the windows you are interested in. The lower the number, the better.

When installing new windows in your garage, make sure that you take into consideration the maintenance required, the security offered and the energy efficiency of any window that you choose to install.  To learn more about caring for your windows, contact a company like Pro Window Cleaning.